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Climate Finance

Financing was one of the key topics on the Paris conference agenda. Under the Agreement, industrialised countries will provide financial support for developing countries' mitigation and adaptation efforts in accordance with their existing commitments under the UNFCCC. The deal also requires the industrialised countries to take a lead role in mobilising more climate finance. The 2009 pledge to mobilise an additional 100 billion US dollars a year for climate action in developing countries will be extended to 2025, with a higher target to be set for the post-2025 period.

Germany is reliably fulfilling these commitments. The German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) are financing numerous international climate activities. Both ministries are closely coordinating their priorities for bilateral and multilateral activities. IKI is BMUB's main instrument for promoting climate change mitigation and adaption measures across the globe.

IKI fact sheets on Climate Finance

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    Mobilising Funds to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change

    Developing countries in particular face enormous challenges in mobilising financial resources and using funding for the necessary climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. The mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the preservation of natural carbon reservoirs and the adaptation to the impacts of climate change all require financial resources - to build solar power systems and wind turbines, for energy-efficient building refurbishment, to expand public transport systems, for reforestation, to strengthen flood protection measures, to set up protected areas and much more.

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    Mobilising Finance for mitigation and climate change adaptation

    Developing countries in particular face enormous challenges in mobilising financial resources and using funding for the necessary climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. The mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the preservation of natural carbon reservoirs and the adaptation to the impacts of climate change all require financial resources - to build solar power systems and wind turbines, for energy-efficient building refurbishment, to expand public transport systems, for reforestation, to strengthen flood protection measures, to set up protected areas and much more.

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    Energy-Efficient Refrigeration Systems in Mexico

    Small and medium-sized supermarkets and restaurants using refrigeration and many other electrical appliances exist in all parts of the world. Just as common is the problem of inefficient appliances causing high energy bills. However, micro-credits for purchasing efficient electrical appliances are increasingly becoming available worldwide. The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), through its International Climate Initiative (IKI), supports the Mexican project Eco-Crédito Empresarial (Eco-credits for enterprises) which was established by the Mexican Ministry of Energy (SENER) to facilitate access to such micro-credits.

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    Climate Partnerships with the Private Sector

    Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG) is implementing the programme “Climate Partnerships with the Private Sector” on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). The goal is to mobilise the private sector as crucial actor in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries and emerging markets. The programme aims at leveraging private sector investment flows as a driver to stimulate a low-carbon development process. The project enhances the transfer of technology and knowledge in the areas of renewable energies and energy efficiency.

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IKI films on Climate Finance

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  • tractor who entrains something
  • woman who keeps her hands open, in order to receive something
  • woman with big bananas in front of her
  • Cash for biodiversity in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica is a frontrunner when it comes to nature conservation but finding the cash to keep its status isn't easy. Conservationists, lawmakers and NGOs are searching for solutions.

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  • Protecting biodiversity in the island paradise of the Seychelles

    Protection of the ecosystem and a myriad of species has high priority on the Seychelles. The BIOFIN initiative will support the country in its efforts.

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  • Green loans for the climate

    Climate protection in Bosnia-Herzegovina is expensive. Low-interest loans aim to change that by encouraging private households and businesses to make their premises more energy efficient.

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  • Eco loans in Serbia

    In Serbia, special loans are enabling businesses to invest in energy efficiency and clean tech.

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  • St. Lucia - Storm insurance

    Climate change has led to more frequent and severe hurricanes in the Caribbean, and it is often the region's poorest who suffer the most. Many impoverished families can lose everything they own in a single night. Micro-insurance could help protect families against such losses.

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IKI Projects

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Further key areas

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  • Energiewende

    The production and consumption of energy are responsible for two-thirds of the global greenhouse gas emissions. This makes the development of a sustainable energy sector crucial in order to effectively mitigate climate change.

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  • Climate and Biodiversity Policy Support

    Germany assists partner countries in increasing their capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change and to switch to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. IKI partners receive support in the form of knowledge transfer, technology cooperation, policy advice and investment measures, enabling them to develop and implement appropriate methods and instruments that can be used to advance adaptation and transformation processes.

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  • Sustainable Cities

    Today, more than half of the global population lives in cities, with rising tendency. Especially metropolitan areas in emerging and developing countries are estimated to emit around 70% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in the near future. Therefore, effective climate protection can only succeed with the involvement of cities as partners.

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